Sunday, July 17, 2016

Paint challenge and the start of my Orcs and Goblins

Inspired by one of the Warhammer podcasts I regularly follow, I decided to embark on the 100% paint challenge. As the name implies, it is an effort to paint 100% of one's model collection. Insanity, I hear you say! Well, whether it was a through foolishness or a frustration with the sheer number of unpainted minis I own, I cannot tell. Surely it was through some combination of both.

The first step in this challenge was to take tally of the percentage of unpainted miniatures I owned. The results are tabulated below. I was pleasantly surprised to see that 52% of all the miniatures I owned were painted. Not too shabby, but a far cry from the goal of 100%!
Well, the results are self-evident. Dragging down the numbers are my Chaos Warriors and Orcs and Goblins. With not a single model painted for my Orcs and Goblins, this is target priority #1. This army is a tribute to the Orcs and Goblins of 5th edition. It is an all-metal army composed primarily of forest and night goblins, with some savage orcs in there for good measure. I have been amassing them for quite a while. One of my main draws to Warhammer Fantasy was the massed battles aspect of it. I remember spending hours staring at the rear covers of White Dwarf, you know, back in the day when they had pictures of 2 painted armies facing each other, ready for battle. In fact, one of my first White Dwarfs featured a rear cover with High Elves lined up against Orcs and Goblins, ready to defend one of their sacred towers. I always wanted to recreate a scene such as this.

Anyway, enough meandering. Here are my meager offerings for the start of this army. The bases are not painted, since they will be multi-based for possible use in Kings of War. The multi-bases will be forest themed, with lush undergrowth and lots of red mushrooms, Oldhammer style!